Top Ten The Strokes Songs


The Top Ten

1 Reptilia

Great song, incredible riff. Makes me want to jump and scream. One of the best bands in the world

Hands Down the Best Song. One of the best freaking bands of the 21st century

THE BEST SONG OF THE STROKES GOOD JOB FOR be in this top I really apreciate this song I put every day when I takin a sower your you should try

The riff in it can just make anyone head explode

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2 You Only Live Once

Meaning, motivating, upbeat, inspirational, great, awesome, sweet, lovely, cool, listen to it

It has the best guitar riffs of their many songs. I never get tired of listening to it. Right up there with the all the great songs off the previous two albums...

it not only a good song it talks about reality how people think of themselves and the music just move you. this is how I became to love the strokes

Just gets my body swaying with a smile on my face...

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3 Last Nite

Very catchy song, one of the best I've heard from The Strokes. I can't stop listening to it! It also has a great beat and rhythm. Julian does a good job on the vocals. The rest if the band does fantastic too!

One of the best songs of the past decade julian does a great job with the vocals the entire band is amazing

Incredible, awesome, wonderful, amazing, brilliant, I don't know why it won't let me post this right now...


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4 Someday

Their best song in my opinion, great lyrics, amazing tune and melody. Its pretty much the type of song that every strokes fan hopes for when an album is released. I just think its really great how this is the type of song that gets stuck in my head all day, yet it doesn't get annoying. Amazing song, end of story.

Last Nite is critically regarded as their best song, and honestly I can see why. It embodies the supercool apathy atmosphere the Strokes are all about. That sort of attitude is what makes the Strokes my favourite band of the century. They are the coolest band around today, hands down. But the song that got me into the Strokes is Someday. I have pleasant memories attached to this song and its feel good vibes. That's why it gets my vote.

"alone we stand, together we fall apart. " Those are unbeatable lyrics. Amazing instrumentals, amazing lyrics. I get shivers when I hear it.

What got me hooked into the strokes first song I heard and must be the first song in this list ahahah

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5 Under Cover of Darkness

This song is ridiculously catchy, but at the same time Casablancas sings with such passion.

It's a close thing for all of them, but in my opinion this is their best - I have been addicted to the Strokes ever since I heard this song back in 2010. Not stopped listening to them for a year now, my favourite band of all time! Absolute love for the Strokes

Probably the tightest track they've recorded. The instruments all blend together extremely well, and there's plenty of tasteful guitar work. It is an interesting song since it has an upbeat and high energy groove that you can easily dance to, yet also has a melancholy feel to it lurking below the surface, especially in the way that Casablancas delivers the memorable vocal melody.

Such a beautiful song. The guitar makes me feel so sad, I can't stop listening to it.
I've started listening to The Strokes 2 weeks ago and the more songs I listen the more I like this band.
The melody will always be stuck in my head

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6 Hard to Explain

This song is so great to listen to at any time. I can always turn to this song when I'm in a bad mood. It's one of those songs that never get old! Julian sounds great!

cmon guys, this has by far the catchiest melody and the guitar parts are just beautiful. Shows off Julian's voice perfectly.

Fantastic summer tune! Something nostalgic this if you grew up with 90s alternative rock despite the fact it's not itself. Could listen to over and over.


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7 Take It or Leave It

Last song on their magnificent debut album. Last song and also their best song, although many other songs are fantastic as well.

This album is my favorite Strokes album by far, and Take it or Leave it is definitely the best song on Is This it. Amazing guitar, non-stop catchiness, life-changing song really. Likaboss.

This song rocks! 100 times better than Reptilla! Can't believe this didn't even make top the top ten! Listen to it all the time.

It is ok I guess jk it is fantastic

8 Machu Picchu

I absolutely love this! Best song in Angles by far. It never fails to excite me. Also, lyrics are really good.

It has some sort of psychedelic feel I just absolutely love! Great riffs, great chorus, melody, beat.

And here I thought I was going to have to add this gem to the list. Way to go other listeners!

Great riff and lyrics. What do you want more?

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9 12:51

Hooked from the first listen when my brother turned it on and we we're flying down the road in the car and I kept going back to the same track over and over.

I was gonna vote for reptilia, but this was too low, its just an awesome song. Every thing about it is just awesome, especially the unique guitar sound.

My favourite Friday night party song. Listening to this in the bus when I'm going to town is just amazing, especially since I live in a cold country and the lyrics "F*** the winter, let's party... All right, let's go, you convinced me" just make me extremely happy I decided to let my friends convince me to go out!

Not actually my favorite but needs to be higher!

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10 Automatic Stop

This was the first song I've ever heard from the strokes and after I fell in love and it believe me I replayed this songs along with all the others but this is the one that'll never burn out

Guitar riff is so good! Oh my goodness. Why are the strokes amazing? For sure one of the most underrated songs.

Wow! I think this song should be wayy higher! Top 10 at least! It has an amazing guitar riff... Great vocals from Julian as usual... But the guitar riff is amazing! Definitely one of their most underrated songs

Wonderful song.

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The Contenders

11 New York City Cops

Love this song too!

This song has a great riff. - Quart

Great song to be honest

One of the most controversial songs by the strokes but easily one of their most meanful and impactful, hats off to you guys

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12 Heart in a Cage

Probably my favourite song ever. True rock'n'roll, the drunk Julian wrote it, with all the parts and this amazing solo guitar work. Real talent.

Hey Men! My favorite song of all times by far, classic from the strokes 00's

Dude, this song is absolutely amazing. Nice transition, nice clip and nice Julian's voice, as always.

Great Song - Great Riffs

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13 What Ever Happened?

One of the BEST songs, not only on Room on Fire, but of all the Strokes songs. It's so underrated but it is seriously one of the best. The chorus gives me chills! The Strokes are the best band of the 21st century

This song gives me CHILLS! The riff, the chorus, the drums, EVERYTHING is amazing! It really is one of the best songs of the Strokes, too bad it's so underrated.

Should rank higher. Live this song. There is a reason why the strokes decided to start their album with this track.

How is this not top 5? This song is amazing in all aspects: chorus, solo, lyrics, bridge, etc

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14 Barely Legal

Yet another list where Barely Legal either gets no respect, or not enough anyway. This would be in my Top 2, it was my favorite song from the Is This It? , I felt that way in 2001 and still do in 2016. I still don't get it!

Beautifully composed by strokes! Come on guys, this should be in the top 10!

Just a great song that should make top 10

Good song can't believe it number 18

15 Taken for a Fool

What's wrong with this messed up list?!
Machu Picchu, Taken For A Fool, Take it oe leave it, Trying your luck... All these song should be in the top ten!
I love this song by the way...

Don't know if it's the best but it's the most catchy of the strokes just after last nite. For that it deserves to be in the top 5: reptilia, yolo, someday, last nite, machu pichu and (ups they just have so many great songs) taken for a fool. :P The strokes are the best band on planet earth.

Best strokes song for far!

"Monday, Tuesday is my weekend! "

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16 Is This It

"I'm just way too tired. " I think this is The Stroke's best song. If I had to choose one song to represent my life, this would be it. Everyone can relate to the weariness and frustration expressed in this song.

My favourite for I don't know what reason knowing there are some landmark songs in this landmark album.

I really love this song... The bass and the guitar are perfect!

Is this it, machu picchu, whatever happened and call it fate call it karma are very very very underrated. Is this it is the song that made me fell for the strokes. The first and the best song.

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17 The End Has No End

This song its pure beauty from start to end period. But the voice melody, men this has to be the greatest voice melody ever "He wants it easy he wanted relaxed! " Catchy as hell. Lyrics fit ridiculously fine on the voice harmony. If you're a vocalist on a rock band you WILL want to sing this song live. Its just. Damn its too perfect!

Can't explain how good it is.. it makes me get choked up. That little guitar part that nick does is just the best thing ever. please make this one the best! Show how much we love the strokes

How is this not in the top 10. Not even sure it's my favourite, there is too many great strokes songs; but number 16?!? This would definitely be in my top 3. Pure class from start to finish. Just my opinion but seriously I can't believe this is so low in the list

I'm not sure why, but I just LOVE this song. Every part, from the verses to the chorus to the bridge are all phenomenal.

18 The Modern Age

Wow, this should be a LOT higher. One of their top 2-3 classics. Best appreciated live, great guitar work, sweet solo, great lyrics and singing with a great melody.

This is the song that brought them to the public eye. The verses and the chorus are both brilliant. It's a great "feel good" song, too. Simply perfect.

This is definitely top 5, it's ludicrous that its down here

This song should be in the top three! #17? Really!?!? This is possibly the best song on "Is This It." The chorus is beautiful, and the solo is spectacular! Let me g-g-g-g-g-g-g-go!

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19 Trying Your Luck

This is my favorite The Strokes' song. It is melodious, carefree, and outrageously cool. More people should listen to this song more. I've been listening to this song continuously since a break up incident 3-4 days back. ;-) - bhargavsai

This song is amazing. I love how the strokes can turn simple guitar into such an unforgettable tune. It also has great emotional meaning. I'm feeling this song right now

The most emotional song ever! Just tunes of guitars are leaving that sad feeling and solo is great. Lyrics are just saying that Julian is desperate. I love it!

The passion of the chorus is unrivalled. One of their simpler sounding songs from Is This It? but it's both rocking' and beautiful. And a quality solo too.

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20 Juicebox

This song always makes gets me hyped up and feeling ready to take on the world! This is my favorite Strokes song of all time. I think it should be in the top 5 AT LEAST! I really don't know what else to say about it other than it's the most amazing song ever.. I really recommend this to any rock lovers and anyone who wants a thrill. Definitely a greaat song. GREAT.

Seriously y'all? This song's badass. Reptilia's only number one because of Guitar Hero

its cool and great riff this song

Awesome bass line

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1. Reptilia
2. New York City Cops
3. Automatic Stop
1. Meet Me In the Bathroom
2. Hard to Explain
3. Take It or Leave It
1. Hard to Explain
2. Taken for a Fool
3. You Only Live Once

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